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April 5th, 2013 12:07AM
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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Seattle Sounders got a break when MLS agreed to postponed Sunday's match against Chivas USA. Their Concacaf hopes may have dimmed after their 1-0 loss at home to Santos, but they have a more pressing issue: getting their injured players healthy again.

Seattle went through all kinds of hoops to sign Obafemi Martins in one of the most expensive transfers in MLS history, but the Nigerian star has left the team after only two league appearances to receive treatment for an “aggravated tendon” in his knee.

After making his MLS debut, Martins turned around and headed home to represent the Super Eagles in World Cup qualifying, but he injured his knee in the match with Kenya.

He aggravated the injury in the Sounders' 2-1 loss at Real Salt Lake and missed Tuesday's Concacaf match with Santos.

“He’s had this injury before and been treated by a doctor so we’ve let him go back to see that doctor and hopefully he’ll be back early next week,” Sounders coach Sigi Schmid told MLSSoccer.com on Thursday. “We’ll be in communication. Hopefully whatever the guy did last time was able to resolve it [and] he’ll do it again. We figured now was a good window for him to do that and get that fixed. Hopefully he’ll be ready to go in time to play New England [on April 13].”

Also out for Seattle are forwards Eddie Johnson (hamstring strain) and David Estrada (eye injury).



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